Sunday Rant – Election Polls

It’s almost “election day”. We’re all being flooded with Biden/Trump is way ahead, it’s too close to count, or someone is winning in landslide.

We’re seeing a lot about “polls” lately. Polls show this, polls show that, and now they show something else. I’ve said this before but here we go again. Polls will show whatever the pollster wants them to show. The pollster controls this by the phrasing of the questions and the choice of where he asks. He does this for whoever is paying him.

Example:

If I went to any church and stood outside and asked people as they departed; “Do you think motorcycle riders should always wear a helmet for their own safety, even if they don’t want to wear one?” I’d wager I’d see the headline; “93% of people asked, favor mandatory helmet laws.” Boom done.

If I stood outside a strip club, and asked only motorcycle riders; “Should you be forced to wear a helmet all the time while riding your motorcycle?” The headline would read…who am I kidding, there wouldn’t be a headline. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

You see what I mean. How it’s phrased, and where it’s asked.  (Steps off soapbox.)

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